Auction 114, Lot 322

"Figura Naturalis Americae Australis Divino Artificio Constructa Geographice Delineata", Scherer, Heinrich

Subject: South America

Period: 1700 (dated)

Publication: Novus Atlas

Color: Hand Color

13.7 x 8.8 inches
34.8 x 22.4 cm

Charming map illustrating the geographical features of the continent. The huge Amazon and Paraguay Rivers and the fictitious L. Parime dominate the topography. The title cartouche is surrounded by a variety of wildlife, including an incongruent rhinoceros, and the sea is filled with an incredible array of sea monsters.


Condition: A+

Estimate: $550 - $600

Sold for: $400

Closed on 3/1/2006